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Microsoft and Concur Aim To Make Business Travel Expense a Breeze

Business Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | May 24, 2016

Microsoft and Concur Aim To Make Business Travel Expense a Breeze

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Recently, Microsoft and Concur came together to superpower offerings to business travelers who already use the services.

Soon you will be able to expense from Outlook, never leaving that all-important portal that powers your workday.

The integration aims to be a seamless way to get important tasks out of your way with minimal fanfare.

The collaboration promises two innovations. For one, you’ll be able to submit your expense reports right from Outlook, which a press release reminds, is used by 70 million professional users as part of Office 365.

According to the same release, it’s technology that will be doing the heavy lifting right in front of your blissfully unaware face.

Apparently, a smart receipt filter will run through your various inboxes for pertinent documents. From there, it’s wrapped up and ready to post straight to Concur.

Secondly, you can now sit back and let Outlook do the chatting with Concur on travel plans.

In what has to be the most useful innovation, the tech scans your calendar for travel plans and then sends this to Concur.

From there, you get “customized flight, hotel and transportation recommendations.”

We reached out to representatives who stated that the expense integration would be the first to roll out to users followed by the promising travel integration.

No firm date was released. However, your day will soon get a whole lot easier.


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